CLEAN-LABEL, ORGANIC RICE STARCHES
A&B Ingredients helps dairy manufacturers reduce fat and formulate clean-label dairy products with Oryzamyl organic native rice starches and Lyckeby Careful clean-label, process-tolerant corn, and potato starches. Organic rice starches can help maintain a creamy, rich texture in low-fat dairy products and remove artificial thickeners from the label while improving the nutritional profile. Due to its small granule size, rice starch serves as a natural fat replacer. In clean-label yogurt, yogurt-based spreads, and dairy desserts, functional corn, and potato starches can replace modified starch and aid in maintaining desired product texture under high heat and shear. Additionally, new innovations in the CytoGUARD line have been shown to help inhibit yeast and mold spoilage and help keep dairy foods fresher longer, the company says.
ORGANIC PLANT-BASED PROTEINS
Farbest Brands announced its expanded line of organic plant-based proteins. Beyond being USDA-certified organic, the ingredients are Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan, gluten-free, halal, and kosher. The company’s options include pea, soy, and rice proteins, along with novel proteins such as mungbean, favabean, chickpea, and pumpkin. Ideal for protein fortification and emulsification, these high-quality organic plant proteins are suited for applications such as beverages and dairy analogs. The company says it also can provide organic traceability documentation for all of its organic-certified plant proteins.
DANCE A JIG FOR HONEY FIG
FlavorSum launched a new Natural Honey Fig flavor for dairy applications. The lightly floral fruit flavor delivers a balance of sweetness and creaminess in ice cream or yogurt. Adding pistachio bits as an inclusion or topping contributes just the right amount of saltiness to the experience. Tastewise.io reports the globally influenced flavor is surfacing in social conversations as an indulgent and fun taste, with discussions up more than 6% in the last year.
PEANUT, PEANUT BUTTER CHIPS
Global Organics’ clean-label Organic Peanut Butter Chips contain four simple organic ingredients: peanut flour, coconut or cane sugar, cocoa butter, and salt. They are certified organic, kosher, and non-GMO. Made without soy, dairy, or artificial flavors and preservatives, the chips are high in fiber, protein, and potassium. The cocoa butter in the formula creates a tempered chip that is shelf stable and solid at room temperature. They remain soft and hold their flavor in ice cream and are meltable for drizzles and swirls. Additionally, the Organic Peanut Butter Chips are available sweetened with either organic cane sugar or organic coconut sugar, the company says.
NATURAL ORANGE COLORS
Exberry Shade Vivid Orange - OS from GNT USA is a versatile, oil-soluble plant-based color made from non-GMO paprika obtained purely from physical extraction without organic solvents. The product can be used to create clean and clear labels and to establish brand authenticity and consumer trust for processed cheese and dairy-free cheese products. Bright and stable, Shade Vivid Orange - OS is a cost-effective, high-performing color for dairy and non-dairy alternatives like slices, shreds, sauces, blocks, spreads, curds, dips, powders, and more.
Consumers are always looking for ways to incorporate healthy habits into their lives, including products that contain organic and natural ingredients. IFPC offers a variety of organic and natural ingredients for its partners, including organic cocoa, sugar, oils, fats, and more to dairy processors looking to create an all-organic and natural product. It also offers organic custom ingredient systems, including chocolate dairy powders, eggnog bases, and milk flavors. These ready-made blends help streamline purchasing and production process for dairy processors.
FORMULATING NON-GMO FLAVORS
Osage Flavors works with product developers to formulate one-of-a-kind flavor profiles. The company offers a variety of natural, non-GMO, and organic flavors to meet diverse product development needs. Its high-quality flavor solutions will help enhance your products’ great taste while masking nutritional ingredients and off-notes. The company offers samples of its flavor options as well as a custom development process so customers can experience the Osage Flavors difference for themselves.
ENHANCING THE SENSORY EXPERIENCE
Popping boba adds a sensory experience to many food and drink choices, which includes enhanced visual appeal, giving consumers an imaginative outlet to try something different, adding flavor and fun to dairy foods and beverages, while creating a new story to share with the world. Pecan Deluxe has expanded its line-up of popping boba to include all-natural colors and flavors as well. Initial flavors available include Red Apple, Pink Lemonade, Orange, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Caramel, and Mango. Custom flavors and products also are available, the company says.
BRINGING THE CREAMINESS TO NON-DAIRY
Udderly Oats organic oat milk powder from VanDrunen Farms is made from organic, gluten-free oats that deliver a pleasant, slightly sweet oat flavor and smooth texture. This on-trend, plant-based alternative also offers a low-viscosity solution to common oat ingredient processing challenges. Udderly Oats is shelf-stable, heat-stable, and solution-dispersible, and is perfect for applications such as non-dairy milks and creamers, protein powders, bars, and yogurts. As plant-based alternatives continue to grow in popularity, product developers will need innovative yet formulation-friendly ingredients that meet changing market trends. With Udderly Oats, companies can create convenient products that satisfy today’s consumers, the company says.
Virginia Dare offers all-natural, pure vanilla extracts, concentrates, and oleoresins made from sustainable raw materials. The company’s premium extraction processes deliver a consistent, stable supply of vanilla. Virginia Dare circumvents the globe from Madagascar to Uganda and beyond to find the world’s best vanillas, and the company’s deep history has positioned it as a trusted source for vanilla and for preferred taste. In addition to clean-label extracts and flavor options like natural, all-natural, gluten-free, allergen-free, propylene glycol-free, and Whole Foods-complaint, Virginia Dare certifications include Non-GMO Project Verified and organic certified.